RARE CASTLE FOR SALE ON SYDNEY'S NORTH SHORE
When one thinks of Sydney, one does not think of castles – making this a truly one-of-a-kind home in one of the most beautiful areas of Sydney. This rare gothic castle on Sydney’s North Shore has just hit the market through Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty and is expected to sell for around $33m AUD - making it a record breaking sale for the area ...
Set in the suburb of Castle Cove – named after the castle itself - is a landmark heritage-listed building sitting on over 8,333 sq metes of lush park-like grounds.
The castle was completed in 1904 by distinguished federal politician, Henry Willis – who was a founding member of Australia’s first parliament. Willis named the castle, Innisfallen Castle, after a ruined abbey in Killarney, Ireland. The home stayed within the Willis family for three generations before being sold in 1988 to current owner, lawyer and former Olympic water polo champion Peter Montgomery. Montgomery is the castle’s second owner in 117 years.
The home boasts a lavish sandstone build and looks over the blue waters of Middle Harbour and 360 views of Sydney. The castle also boasts a grand entrance, high ornate ceilings, formal and informal living rooms with galley kitchen, enormous bedrooms and a tennis court.
There are currently 2 existing buildings; the castle itself, and separate accommodation ideal as either a guest wing or domestic staff living quarters. DA approved plans from acclaimed architects Fender Katsalidis allow for a third building to be built with home cinema, 20m swimming pool, gym, championship tennis court, wine cellar creating an overall 7 bedroom stately home.
This exceptional property is listed with listing agent Michael Pallier for $33million AUD